The Albany Rebels cruised to a convincing win against the Syracuse Gaels 4-23 (35 points) to 2-12 (18 points) in the first leg of the New York Cup on Saturday at the Albany College of Pharmacy turf field. Albany started slow, and was down 4-1 in the first 10 minutes, thanks in part to many missed scoring chances. The Rebels settled down and began chipping away at the early deficit. Forward Ryan Moloney seemed automatic in the early going, scoring Albany’s first three points.
The Albany Rebels will host the Syracuse Gaels in the first leg of the New York Cup on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany College of Pharmacy turf field. The Rebels (1-4) are coming off their lone win of the season and some quality training sessions. Albany lost its last match against Syracuse in the final leg of last year's New York Cup. The defeat snapped a 9-game winning streak against Syracuse, and along with a draw against Buffalo the same day, handed the inaugural trop